IPhone X, technical characteristics revealed by the new iOS 11

On Reddit appears, in preview, the final version of iOS 11, allowing you to discover the new iPhone X

The usual well-informed say it is the work of an internal developer, unhappy with the treatment received by the house of Cupertino. Be that as it may, late Saturday evening (U.S. time) on Reddit has appeared what should be the final version of iOS 11, which from next September 12 will be available for download on compatible devices.

Someone has seen fit to take advantage of it to comb through the source code (the set of textual instructions that are "hidden" behind features, tools and programs) in search of confirmations and iPhone news. And exactly as happened in recent weeks, there are many information obtained from the mobile operating system of the bitten apple: it was confirmed, for example, on the shape and size of the apple of the decade, as well as the disappearance of the Home button.

iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8S

Although there were few doubts, the early release of iOS 11 has allowed us to find out what will be the name of the smartphones that Tim Cook will present on September 12 from the stage of the Steve Jobs Theatre inside the new Apple headquarters. There will be the iPhone 8, but will not miss the iPhone X: to disappear from the radar - at least on the side of the name - will therefore be the iPhone 7S. The next line of Apple smartphones will consist of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus (similar in shape, size and technical specifications to the iPhone 7) and the iPhone X (to be interpreted, probably, as "10" written with Roman numerals).

Display without edges, but with recess

Not that there was any need, now, but from iOS 11 come very precise indications of what will be the design of the iPhone X. As you know, the edges will be reduced to a minimum to make room for the OLED display produced by Samsung: the only concession will be a small hollow at the top, where engineers and Apple design have inserted the speaker for calls, proximity sensor, front camera and other sensors needed (as we shall see shortly) to unlock the device.

Addio Home button, welcome functional bar

A stylistic solution that has "forced" the technicians of the bitten apple to give up, for the first time since the presentation of the iPhone, the physical Home button. Put aside the attempts to integrate it into the screen through a series of sensors "underground", Apple developers have preferred to opt for a functional bar from which to launch the most used or favorite apps. The other functionalities of the Home button will be "transferred" to the other buttons on the sides of the iPhone X: for example, it will be enough to hold down a little longer the side button to start a conversation with Siri.

Face ID

The renunciation of the Home button will most likely lead to the abandonment of Touch ID and the use of fingerprint scanning as an authentication system and unlocking the device. In its place will be Face ID, the oft-announced biometrics system based on facial scanning. Based on a system consisting of three-dimensional camera plus laser for scanning in low light conditions, with both sensors placed inside the small recess at the top of the iPhone X.

Portrait Lightning

Thanks to iOS 11 previews, it is possible to discover for the first time a new photo feature of the iPhone X. Among the various specifications, in fact, there is talk of Portrait Lightning and everything suggests a new shooting mode that takes its cue from the Portrait mode that appeared last year aboard the iPhone 7 Plus. But that's not the only iPhone X news on the multimedia front: the Cupertino company's device will be able to shoot in FullHD (1920×1080 resolution) at a rate of 240 frames per second and in 4K (3860×2160 resolution) at a rate of 60 frames per second.


Always, Apple tries to offer its users the best possible experience when it comes to chat and instant messaging. Within this framework, the creation and choice of emoji and stickers has always been of prime importance. iOS 11 and the iPhone X will be no exception: for them, Apple has created Animoji, animated and three-dimensional emoji that can be customized by the user by taking advantage of the front-facing laser sensor to track their visual expressions.